Thursday, 26 March 2015

Just a mixture of birds and what I'm sure are Palmate Newts from around Angus with an Eider I photographed at Leven. The Chinese Goose is an escapee from the petting farm at Murton and not a native species. The newts photo shows them on the bottom of a small pool, the colours are true with the sun shining on an orange gravel and sand bed.

Blue Tit, Balgavies

Chinese Goose, Murton

Eider drake, Leven

Goldeneye pair, Murton

Grey Heron, Murton

Lapwing, Murton

Long-tailed Tit, Balgavies

Palmate Newts? Montreathmont Forest

Shoveler duck, Murton (drake present)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Snow Bunting fae Fife

A trip to the Kingdom of Fife where after much crooning I found a Taiga Bean Goose south of Ladybank but didn't see a White-fronted Goose also reported there. At Leven there were at least 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a species which seems to be here in larger numbers than this time last year.

We walked along the coast from Lower Largo to Ruddons Point but yet again didn't see the elusive (to me) King Eider but did find the little character below on the beach.

Snow Bunting video, click

Snow Bunting on the move

Just finished eating what looked like a corn husk